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Succeeding in Life and Career: Foundations of Human Studies, 11th Edition

Succeeding in Life and Career: Foundations of Human Studies, 11th Edition
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By: Frances Baynor Parnell

ISBN: 978-1-63126-215-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2017
Subject: FCS Comprehensive
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $99.96
School Price: $74.97


Succeeding in Life and Career is an advanced comprehensive text designed to help teens adjust to change, especially as they become young adults. Relationships and personal development, lifespan development, resource management, wellness and nutrition, personal finance, fashion and apparel, and housing and transportation topics are included. Career readiness is stressed, and the 16 career clusters are introduced.
  • Students gain hands-on experience building a portfolio by completing chapter projects.
  • Special features relate content to financial literacy, math, science, mental health, wellness, healthy living, life skills, and environmental topics.
  • Critical thinking and 21st century applications activities at the end of each chapter develop college and career readiness skills.
  • Classroom learning and FCCLA participation are encouraged through chapter review activities.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Career Preparation
  1. Exploring Careers
  2. Skills for Career Success
  3. Working in a Team

Unit 2 Resource Management
  4. Learning to Manage
  5. Community and Environmental Responsibilities

Unit 3 Relationships
  6. Understanding Families
  7. Strengthening Families
  8. Personal Relationships

Unit 4 Parenting, Child Care, and Guidance
  9. Parenting Roles and Responsibilities
10. Development Across the Lifespan
11. Caring for Children
Unit 5 Wellness and Nutrition
12. Health and Fitness
13. Nutrition
14. Selecting Foods
15. Food Safety
16. Food Preparation

Unit 6 Personal Finance
17. Managing Personal Finances
18. Consumer Decisions

Unit 7 Fashion and Apparel
19. Choosing and Caring for Your Clothes
20. Textiles, Patterns, and Equipment
21. Apparel Construction

Unit 8 Housing and Transportation
22. Choosing a Place to Live
23. Maintaining a Home
24. Transportation

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Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Comprehensive)
   sample Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Comprehensive)
   sample Chapter 12 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Comprehensive)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 7.69 MB)
Mobile Companion Website
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FCS National Standards Correlations
   PDF National Standards (PDF, 391 KB)
   PDF Introduction to Human Studies (PDF, 507 KB)
Adult Roles, Integrated FCS, Life Management
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Frances Baynor Parnell - was a secondary family and consumer sciences teacher for 32 years and served as department chair. She is president of Natural and Family Resources, Inc., which provides opportunities to be involved in cultures around the world. She has conducted research and completed a project on work and family skills to supplement family and consumer sciences education programs in North Carolina. In addition to writing this text and its supplements, Frances coauthored the book Guarding Your Own Mental Health in a Fast-Paced World. She has written numerous articles for professional publications. She has conducted many workshops and given frequent presentations.

She has also contributed her expertise and leadership to a number of professional and civic organizations, which have earned state and national recognition in areas of environmental concerns.

During her years of teaching, Frances has received such awards as the North Carolina Home Economics Teacher of the Year, the Outstanding Educator Award (from East Carolina University, where she received her B.S. and M.S. degrees), and the Frances Hutchinson Teacher of the Year Award.


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